Chapter 6. An Alternative Approach: ebXML

An international group jointly sponsored by the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT)[1] and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS)[2] drove the initial electronic business XML (ebXML) activity. The ebXML group's charter was to research, develop, and promote global standards based on XML to exchange business data electronically and by doing so to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of doing business worldwide.


The ebXML initiative paralleled the development of the core Web services technologies and pursued the same goals.

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